Mike Donovan (baseball)

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Mike Donovan
Third baseman
Born: (1881-10-18)October 18, 1881
Brooklyn, New York
Died: February 3, 1938(1938-02-03) (aged 56)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 29, 1904, for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
October 8, 1908, for the New York Highlanders
MLB statistics
Batting average .235
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2

Michael Beckam Donovan (October 18, 1881 – February 3, 1938) was a professional baseball player. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Naps in 1904 and the New York Highlanders in 1908, primarily as a third baseman. In seven career games, he had five hits and two RBIs, all of them with the Highlanders. He batted and threw right-handed.

Donovan was born in Brooklyn, New York and died in New York, New York. Donovan was working for Consolidated Edison as a security guard when he was accidentally shot and died, after a co-worker's gun accidentally discharged.[1]


  1. ^ Russo, Frank (2006). Bury My Heart at Cooperstown: Salacious, Sad, and Surreal Deaths in the History of Baseball. United States: Triumph Books. p. 272. ISBN 1572438223. 

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